21-Day Racial Equity Learning Challenge
HOSTED BY NNM AWARE and Parent SEED
The 21 Day Equity Challenge is a learning opportunity for all of us to develop a deeper understanding of how inequities affect our lives and communities. SEED/AWARE are hosting a second 21 Day Equity Challenge starting the first day of school, Sept 2nd. Weekly topics take participants through a self-paced and reflective journey to deepen our collective understanding of racism, along with intersecting forms of inequities. The challenge also suggests ways to take action and hopefully help launch what we hope will be a lifelong commitment to improving equity and inclusion in our communities. It also will introduce you to the work we do through our parent equity groups SEED and AWARE.
[Based on the Holderness School 21-Day Racial Equity Learning Challenge, an adaptation by Jini Rae Sparkman of the challenge originally developed by Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., Dr. Marguerite Penick-Parks, and Debby Irving.]
“If you have come here to help me you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”― Lilla Watson
Writing down our thoughts and journaling about the selected media pieces is an important part of the process. Give yourself time to reflect on your reactions, thoughts, and feelings to the pieces individually and collectively. Pay special attention to difficult emotions such as shame, anger, and discomfort as these feelings often lead to deeper self-awareness about how power and privilege impact you and the people around you. Use either the reflection chart above or the daily response form to write down your thoughts and help your process. Written reflections will be useful to have when we get together at the end of the challenge. If you use the google form it will email you a pdf of your responses.